Music and Media Technologies (M.Phil.)
1 year full time 2 years part time
In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a Master programme in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity in 1996.
A particular feature of this programme is a balanced approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses on musically relevant issues.
The first year is a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted composition and production, apply software tools for the music and New Media industries and/or enter the arena of music-on-screen; production for New Media products.
Continuing to a second year of study toward a M.Phil. degree is an option, which is open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their Postgraduate Diploma exams. The second year combines first semester taught courses with project work in the second semester, and generally has a greater research orientation. The second semester project can be of a musical or technological nature.
Both programmes cover a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provide students with a fully professional qualification. The programme can be taken full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 24 month period.
This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. In 2011/2012 the fee for EU fee paying students will be EUR2,750 (plus Sports Centre Charge and USI Levy) with the balance of the fees being paid by the HEA.
Course Options1 year full time 2 years part time
Closing Date31 July 2017
- Undergraduate degree qualification. (Consideration will be given to mature students (over 23 by 1 January of the year of entry) who do not have an undergraduate qualification but who clearly demonstrate relevant experience over a number of years in a related industry or field.)
- Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
- Formal musical knowledge - ideally level 5/6
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